Lee County, FL (February 16, 2021) - A pedestrian was hurt in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Lee County on Monday morning. The accident happened on San Carlos Boulevard near Kelly Road in Iona.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, 33-year-old Sarah Jean Mayher was driving an SUV northbound on San Carlos when she struck a sedan that was traveling southbound on San Carlos. The sedan traveled onto a sidewalk and collided with a 55-year-old male pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries while Mayher and the other driver sustained minor injuries.
Mayher fled the scene of the crash but was later located by the FHP and was charged in connection with the incident.
There is no additional information available.
According to the most recent statistics, there were approximately 105,000 hit-and-run accidents in Florida in 2019. A Florida hit-and-run crash can, and often does, lead to serious injuries for victims. While motorists are legally required to remain at the scene of an injury crash, they do not always do so. Most drivers who flee an accident scene will do so knowing that their negligent actions have led to serious injuries.
We would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to the victim of this hit-and-run crash in Lee County.
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